Tag: turfgrass

Study tracks staining of turf colorant on clothes

Kansas State University recently conducted a study on whether turf colorants stained clothes more than untreated grass.

The findings were favorable for Endurant turf colorant users who experience no additional staining on clothes from marks made with grass treated with Endurant versus untreated grass.

Don't let stains delay the game. Endurant turf colorants shown to leave no extra stains when athletes make contact with Endurant turf colorant treated grass.
Don’t let stains delay the game. Endurant turf colorants won’t mark up uniforms the way another top brand does.

Other brands caused more staining to clothes, including some of the top brands.

The field studies of potential clothing blemishes on clothes after athletes contact turfgrass treated with colorants were initiated February 16, 2017.

When athletes make contact with the playing surface, colorants will adhere to the turfgras leaf blades.

Endurant on Zoysia grass
Endurant turf colorant provides a full turfgrass makeover to this zoysia grass. The colorant stays on the field, not on athletes’ uniforms! Before and after photos shared by Landscape Supply.

In some cases though, some colorant brands other than Endurant also blemished clothing and for some brands the blemishing was significantly more than if the grass was left untreated with colorant.

K-State Turfgrass Research published the study in July 2017.

The study was led by Jared A Hoyle and Daniele L McFadden of Kansas State University.

“Effect of Dormant ‘MidIron’ Bermudagrass Colorant Applications on Clothing Blemishing” compared the blemishes created by four brands of turf pigments Endurant Premium left the least amount of blemishing, leaving no more blemishing on clothes than untreated turfgrass.

Sometimes grass stains matter. Endurant turf colorants won't stain clothes like other brand.
Prevent clothes from becoming one big grass stain. Endurant turf colorants won’t stain clothes like other brands, University study finds.

According to the study, a brand called Envy left the most amount of staining on clothing that made contact with turfgrass treated with Envy grass paint.

The objective of the research was to determine if turfgrass pigments and paints blemish athletic clothing after the recommended dry time.

Endurant turf colorants, created by Geoponics, do not cause additional staining to athletes’ clothes when compared with untreated grass.

As many athletes’ clothes are quite expensive, the benefits for teams can be beyond aesthetic and into economic.

We’re proud to share the results of the study.

Review the study by University of Kansas online: “Hoyle, J. and McFadden, Daniele L. (2017) ‘Effect of Dormant ‘MidIron’ Bermudagrass Colorant Applications on Clothing Blemishing,’ Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports: Vol. 3: Iss. 4. https://doi.org/10.4148/2378-5977.7151

Review the PDF of the study here:

Effect of Dormant ‘MidIron’ Bermudagrass Colorant Applications on Clothing Blemishing

 

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Fall golf prep: Traditional overseed, liquid overseed or both

It’s never too early to plan. What you do this fall and winter may be less expensive to choose now. There are several considerations to review when choosing whether to leave dormant turf as-is or whether to choose between traditional overseed, liquid overseed or both.

Before and after pictures reveal Endurant liquid overseed transforms dormant turfgrass into lively, healthy looking green grass
Endurant eco-friendly turf colorant applied at Hillwood Country Club provides a vibrant turfgrass transformation during full winter dormancy. Endurant also provides a boost in color when low temperatures cause intermittent browning.

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Winter turf prep: Overseed, colorant or hybrid

It’s about time to consider the fall turfgrass plan for winter management. Are you planning to overseed, apply colorant or considering a combination of the two?

Very few golf course superintendents choose to overseed anymore and if they do, they apply colorant as well– especially on the east coast of the United States.

Endurant turf colorant replaces overseed in PGA Tour Web.com Tour
Overseed 2016, left. Endurant turf colorant 2017, right. Photo credit: Golf Course Superintendent Alex Price

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The rain drain: Penterra

Penterra is the fastest-acting soil penetrant on the market. Penterra isn’t just an ordinary soil surfactant. It gets water moving through the soil profile, FAST.
When rain and soil conditions cause puddling and flooding, Penterra is the solution to get water moving quickly.

Penterra is a key tool for water management, not only helping in flood situations to drain rain quickly, but also to even out water distribution in hardened or dry soils.

Penterra the fastest-acting soil penetrant for getting water moving through soil
Penterra is the fastest acting wetting agent. Get water moving throughout the soil profile. FAST

 

Penterra is a staple to have handy for turfgrass managers. It is applied before and after rain storms. It is often applied prior to rain when a storm is in the forecast. Penterra is also used after flooding has occurred. This is why Penterra is often referred to as the rain drain. However, Penterra does more as a water management tool and for water conservation than just move rain water  Read More

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Summer soil dream team: Agriox & Penterra

Soil CPR: Agriox & Penterra

If you have wet soil, compacted soil or soil that for any reason is not allowing for even coverage of water throughout the soil profile, this is what you do. You apply the wetting agent Penterra, which is the fastest-acting soil penetrant on the market, while breathing life back into the soil with Agriox, slow release oxygen for anaerobic soils.

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Penterra & Agriox are powerhouses for speedy and lasting recovery in heavy rains and even floods. The two work especially well together to get water moving through the soil profile evenly while adding oxygen to anaerobic soil.

 

Keep soil and plants breathing easy: Agriox & Penterra

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POA Annua: Yesterday and today

In case you missed it, here are scenes from the POA Annua Golf Classic & G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament held at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.

We have also mixed in some history shared by the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as the event celebrates more than 40 years of participation.

The 2017 POA Annua, presented by the Everglades GCSA, was held Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20.

Poa Annua golf tourney
Scenes from Poa Annua Golf Classic 2017 at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club presented by the Everglades GCSA in combination with the GC Horn Memorial Tournament benefiting turfgrass research at University of Florida. Featuring Endurant turf colorants for event-ready turf all year long using less water, less fertilizer and fewer chemicals.

 

 

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Breathe life into soil with Agriox

If there is one thing you cannot have too much of in soil, it is oxygen. Agriox is more efficient than physical aerification processes because air doesn’t provide as much oxygen as Agriox can provide. Together, physical aeration techniques complemented by Agriox’s increased soil oxygen, leads to optimal spring time green up and healthy turf.

As many sod growers and golf course superintendents experienced a setback in spring greenup and growth due to late March frosts, Agriox is helping turf professionals nationwide more than ever.

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Dry as a desert: Geoponics can help

Droughts and deserts: Turfgrass, golf courses, home lawns and gardens need not burn up, dry out and turn brown due to dry weather.

In fact, Geoponics offers two powerhouse solutions for dry soil that can keep plants, including turfgrass and gardens, vibrant and healthy in low water conditions. These environmentally sustainable solutions are ProfaSorb and Humawet. They are both soil surfactants. They are both much more than soil surfactants.

Humawet helps hold moisture, reduce water usage and is includes organic matter, humates considered to be the single most effective agent for sustainable agriculture.
Drought solutions #1: Humawet helps hold moisture, reduce water usage and includes organic matter considered to be the single most effective agent for sustainable agriculture.

 

 

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Farm to front lawn: Endurant gets sod to market faster

Sod farmers are getting their sod to market faster using Endurant turf colorants to give turfgrass a boost of green during the transition from winter to spring. The benefits of Endurant are immediate, lasting and applicable year-round for cool season and warm season grasses.

Endurant gets the sod to the market faster and makes sod last longer, adding more sales potential and decreasing waste of otherwise browning grass at retail centers.

Top benefits reported by sod farmers using Endurant turf color enhancers:

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Don’t let late season frost get you down or turf brown

Turf frost damage: Prevention and recovery

Sod growers, golf course superintendents, and lawn & landscape professionals share tips to stay green even in a late seasonal cold snap. Turfgrass professionals have learned how to prevent frost damage and recover from cold weather to get turf back in the swing of spring. Penterra and Endurant turf colorants provide prevention and recovery.

Penterra Turf Frost
Turf frost prevention with Penterra, the fastest-acting soil penetrant www.TurfFrost.com. Endurant, www.TurfPaint.net, also helps with instant green results plus added warmth, smoother seasonal transitions and increased chlorophyll during colder weather transitions.

Prevention: Penterra saves golf courses

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